Okay, so I’ve been nominated for this award twice now and it would appear there is no getting away from it.
Thank you hugely to Lindsay J Pryor (check out her awesome website and books) for the first nomination, and Jane Hunt (author of her exciting debut – The Dragon Legacy) for the second nomination. I feel if I don’t do this now, I may be receiving a third nomination, so here is an A-Z of things which are important to me, just for a bit of fun! 🙂
A is for affection – the amount that just one child can offer, and how a hug from such a little person can warm your soul.
B is for Bailey – our ginger and white cat, a complete stupid soppy soul who I watched being born, and will put up with anything from our 2 year old – just a month younger than him.
C is for cats – my favourite animal. We have two of them. I’ve always grown up with them, although I don’t class myself as a ‘crazy cat lady’. Not anymore, anyway. Not since I got married and didn’t have to worry about being eaten by Alsatians.
D is for Dad – I had two of them, and sadly both are no longer with us. But I consider myself lucky for having two such wonderful role models in my life, even if it wasn’t for as long as I’d have liked.
E is for Emmeline – my first true heroine and the leading lady in my novel, Time for Love.
F is for flood – what I think the garden is going to do while I listen to the rain lashing against the window pane.
G is for G-Raff, the name of my daughter’s favourite comforter, who I am also oddly attached to. If she ever lost him, I don’t know who would be most upset…
H is for hungry – I’ve spent too long on here tonight and now must forage for food.
I is for Innocent – how I try to look when I play a practical joke on my sister. I always fail.
J is for Jogging – something I’d love to do but never quite get around to it…
K is for Kip – something I dream about doing when I’m older, when the kids have left home, and a marathon writing session with my wonderful Twitter support crew leaves me ready for a cheeky afternoon nap!
L is for Leo – my Antagonist in Time for Love. He leapt out of nowhere onto the page, and pretty much wrote himself.
M is for mother – mine is the bees knees. I thought I’d put her in here to see if she’s reading the posts. 😛 Hi Mum!!
N is for Novel – and the fact I can say I have written two in two years.
O is for Octopus. How I sometimes feel since becoming a mother.
P is for Poppy. Our beautiful flower-come-butterfly. xx
Q is for Qi – one of my fallback words in Scrabble when I’m stuck without a ‘U’ 😉
R is for Robert – the name of my first and favourite teddy bear, my Grandad and another two legends in my family 🙂
S is for silly – how I act when there are no kids about. Responsibility can be a heavy burden.
T is for the Tiara I wore on my wedding day – the only day in my adult life I could get away with wearing one, and feeling like a princess.
U is for Us – family, friends, writing support crew. We pull together and make a great team. We wouldn’t be so damn good without each other.
V is for Vampire Diaries and my #TVD girls. You all rock.
W is for water and its healing properties. Drink it, swim in it, play in it, bathe in it. Did you know your body is made up of about 70% water?
X is for xylophone and my concern over how a child is supposed to get their head round learning that letter of the alphabet when the English Language is so… odd!
Y is for Yoga – my favourite past-time and a great excuse to wear my ‘yoga pants’. Just ask my husband. On second thoughts, don’t.
Z is for Zebedee from The Magic Roundabout and the lampshade and curtains my sister and I had as small children. Oh the small things that stick with you!
I believe I’m supposed to tag someone else now, so I choose the following lovely ladies to display the logo and give us an A-Z of what’s dear to them…
Take it away, ladies, over to you! 😉